Visible to the public Securing intelligent substations: Real-time situational awareness

TitleSecuring intelligent substations: Real-time situational awareness
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMajor, S., Fekovic, E.
Conference NameEnergy Conference (ENERGYCON), 2014 IEEE International
Date PublishedMay
Keywordscomputer security, critical infrastructure, critical infrastructure cyber security defense system, critical infrastructure system, cyber security, DNP3, electrical distribution companies, IDPS, IDS, IEC61850, intelligent substation, IPS, Monitoring, power engineering computing, Protocols, real-time situational awareness, Real-time Systems, security information and event management system, security of data, SIEM, SIEM system, substation automation, substation intrusion detection-prevention system, Substations

A system implementing real-time situational awareness through discovery, prevention, detection, response, audit, and management capabilities is seen as central to facilitating the protection of critical infrastructure systems. The effectiveness of providing such awareness technologies for electrical distribution companies is being evaluated in a series of field trials: (i) Substation Intrusion Detection / Prevention System (IDPS) and (ii) Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) System. These trials will help create a realistic case study on the effectiveness of such technologies with the view of forming a framework for critical infrastructure cyber security defense systems of the future.

Citation Key6850504